Founded by the Tattinger Champagne house in France, the elegant and impressive Domaine Carneros chateau offers an information-packed daily tour that covers the history of the winery, as well as a quick trips to the vineyard and the winemaking, bottling, riddling/aging and disgorging areas. Along the way visitors are served four glasses of sparkling wines. The tour concludes with a glass of pinot noir and a cheese plate ($60).
One of the easiest ways to experience Napa Valley is on a fun tour. If you're planning to drive through Wine Country, consider booking an informative tour and tasting at one of the best wineries in Napa. If you'd rather leave the car behind, you can board a train, zip around on a Segway, peddle through the vineyards on a bicycle or take in the view of the valley from a hot air balloon. A standard Napa Valley wine tour will cover the history of the winery and explain how wine is made, but may also include venturing into the cellars, vineyards, and even a museum or art gallery before ending with a wine tasting. Afterwards, sit down at one of the best restaurants in Napa before you head home.
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